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Tunnel and Underground Structures Committee Meeting

Please consider joining us at the Tunnel and Underground Structures Committee during the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington DC. The committee will meet on January 15, ... More Information

Underground Construction Prague 2019 - Early registration deadline

The early registration deadline for the Underground Construction Prague will be on the 31st of January 2019. With early registration the attendance fees are less so select your registration fee, pay ... More Information

British Columbia Trenchless Technology Road Show

The Trenchless Technology Road Show heads to western Canada to provide a platform to educate municipal, engineering and contractor personnel on the benefits of trenchless methods. The ... More Information

Gerede Water Transmission Tunnel breakthrough

Gerede Water Transmission Tunnel breakthrough

The Gerede Water Transmission Tunnel in central Turkey has been designated a national priority due to chronic drought conditions in the capital Ankara. The water supply line is 31.6 km long and ... More Information

Breakthrough for Robbins at a 45-degree angle

Breakthrough for Robbins at a 45-degree angle

The new year is off to a great start for Robbins their Double Shield Rockhead, launched in July 2018 has broken through. The TBM broke through on January 1st 2019  after boring the 640m-long ... More Information

Track the Melbourne Metro Tunnel TBMs

Track the Melbourne Metro Tunnel TBMs

Four giant Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) are needed to dig the Metro Tunnel. Lowered into the ground at North Melbourne and St Kilda Road in pieces and then assembled, they operate as moving ... More Information

New Rail Access to Terminal T1 Barcelona-El Prat airport completed

New Rail Access to Terminal T1 Barcelona-El Prat airport completed

On the 19.12.2018 the largest TBM currently working in Spain ended the excavation of the 3048 m tunnel of the new railway to Terminal T1 of the Barcelona-El Prat airport. The first phase of the ... More Information

Ott GmbH & Co KG acquired by Datwyler Sealing Solutions Germany GmbH & Co KG

Ott GmbH & Co KG acquired by Datwyler Sealing Solutions Germany GmbH & Co KG

Press release - As of the 21st  December 2018, the Germany-based company Ott GmbH & Co KG, acquired by Datwyler Holding Inc. in September 2016, officially changed its name to Datwyler ... More Information

Microtunneling Short Course 2019

For more than 25 years, the Microtunneling Short Course has trained over 3,500 professionals, ranging from contractors and engineers to owner agency representatives. The three-day intensive course ... More Information

MineARC - Emergency Communication Systems in Tunnelling

MineARC - Emergency Communication Systems in Tunnelling

Good communication systems are fundamental to all aspects of a tunnelling project, including risk management and emergency response. Emergency communication systems in tunnelling are used to ... More Information

A record number of responses for Thames Crossing consultation

The Lower Thames Crossing online consultation, which closed on the 20.12.2018, has seen over 26,000 replies. The consultation is arguably the most significant that has ever been held into a UK ... More Information

TERRATEC EPBMs prepped for new Istanbul metro line

TERRATEC EPBMs prepped for new Istanbul metro line

The Gulermak, Nurol & Makyol joint venture conduct TBM testing on-site for the new Ümraniye Ataşehir-Göztepe Metro line, the latest addition to Istanbul’s transportation ... More Information

Fehmarnbelt tunnel update

On the 28.12.2018 the Ministry of Transport of Schleswig-Holstein announced that the planned approval for the Fehmarnbelt tunnel is ready to be signed. In accordance with German regulations, Femern ... More Information

Moscow Metro Line Works

Moscow Metro Line Works

Moscow in 2018 set a record, commissioning 17 underground metro stations, building 33 km of tracks and 3 train maintenance facilities: on 22.03.2018 the 3 new stations (Okruzhnaya, Verkhnye ... More Information

Second breakthrough for Mumbai Metro 3 line

Second breakthrough for Mumbai Metro 3 line

On the 26.12.2018 the Mumbai Metro-3 (Colabata-Bandra-Seepz) Wainganga 2 TBM broke through at the future Seepz station in Andheri. The TBM was originally launched on the 23.08.2018 from Sariput ... More Information

Expansion of Stockholm’s energy supply planned

Expansion of Stockholm’s energy supply planned

Stockholm  dependence on electricity has incresed, their electricity network needs to be strengthened and renewed to meet Stockholm’s future need of secure electricity ... More Information

MineARC Blog

MineARC Blog

Common Questions About Refuge Chamber Servicing - Are you aware of the hidden risks of poor servicing? There are many common misconceptions about refuge chamber servicing, which we have briefly ... More Information

26th Annual Microtunneling Short Course

Leading Experts to Gather in Boulder, Colorado, Feb. 5-7th 2019 The agenda topics for the annual Microtunneling Short Course at the University of Colorado Boulder February 5-7, 2019, has ... More Information

STUVA Expo 2019

An invitation to attend STUVA 2019 - We cordially invite you to the STUVA Conference 2019! At this "family meeting of the tunnel industry" you will meet more than 3,000 other top-class experts. ... More Information

STUVA Tunnelling statistics 2017/2018

For 40 years STUVA has conducted an annual survey of authorities, construction companies and planners with an aim to capture the volume of tunnelling in Germany. The statistics also include a ... More Information

Construction: the foreign earnings of major construction companies soar

Construction: the foreign earnings of major construction companies soar

WTC 2019 news release - The Italian construction system continues to grow in foreign markets despite global tensions and the hardships in the market of Italian public works. The 35 "top" companies ... More Information

Robbins 2018 Highlights

Robbins 2018 Highlights

OUR Favorite moments - 2018 has been a great year for Robbins. It was a year full of breakthroughs, new developments, and record-setting bores. As the year comes to a close, we wanted to take a look ... More Information

ITA News #66

Message from Tarcisio Celestino -President of ITA 2016-2019 Each year, the ITA Tunnelling Awards conference brings better news. During a whole day, high-level presentations by the finalists have ... More Information

Annie gets ready to build London’s super sewer from Greenwich

Thames Tideway Press release – ON the 12th December 2018 the giant machine that will dig a 4.5km tunnel through south-east London was assembled and made ready to begin work ... More Information

Brenner Base Tunnel - European support for the project

Brenner Base Tunnel - European support for the project

Following the recent breakthrough of the southern portal of the Brenner Base Tunnel, European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, visited the BBT construction sites near Fortezza. The ... More Information

Brenner Base Tunnel Breakthrough

Brenner Base Tunnel Breakthrough

On St Barbaras day the 4th of December 2018 the southern portal of the Brenner Base tunnel near Fortezza Station broke through. 93 km of the total 230 km that will make up the Brenner Base tunnel ... More Information

VMT in Italy - press release

VMT in Italy - press release

ITALY’S A1 ROAD EXPANSION SUCCESS - Known to many as the Spinal Cord of Italy’s road network, the A1 Autostrada in Italy connects Naples in the south to Milan in the north via Rome and ... More Information

2018 Tunnelling festival winners

2018 Tunnelling festival winners

You can view the winners of the 2018 tunnelling festival by clicking HERE. 49/18. More Information


When finished, the tunnel on the Lyon-Turin train line is expected to stretch for nearly 60 kilometers across the French-Italian border" When finished, the tunnel on the Lyon-Turin train line is ... More Information

VMT Navigation Supports River Crossing for a New Gas Pipeline

VMT Navigation Supports River Crossing for a New Gas Pipeline

Neustadt an der Donau is a town in Lower Bavaria region of Germany, located on the River Danube. Recently there was requirement for the installation of a new 1,000 mm diameter gas pipeline over a ... More Information

Draka extends its Firetuf cable series with Firetuf OFC-LT-SWA loose tube cable

Draka extends its Firetuf cable series with Firetuf OFC-LT-SWA loose tube cable

Press Release - Draka’s Firetuf cable series has grown! The new Firetuf OFC-LT-SWA fire resistant loose tube cable with steel wire armour, is designed for harsh environments and to ... More Information

BART is planning for a second Transbay Tube

BART is planning for a second Transbay Tube

BART is taking early steps to build a second Transbay rail crossing, perhaps a second Transbay Tube. Despite BART’s plan to increase capacity through the existing San Francisco’s ... More Information

Preferred Bidder Selected For Central Interceptor Tunnel

Preferred Bidder Selected For Central Interceptor Tunnel

Auckland’s Watercare have selected Ghella-Abergeldie Harker Joint Venture as the preferred bidder for the construction of the Central Interceptor wastewater tunnel. The Central Interceptor ... More Information

Read the latest Robbins blog here!

Read the latest Robbins blog here!

Robbins PR Manager Desiree Willis writes about her adventures visiting the Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project in Nepal. To read the blog  “Namaste Nepal: How I Learned to Live ... More Information

LIVE Press Conference on Helsinki–Tallinn tunnel and Rail Baltica

This morning (30/11/2018) the Minister of Transport and Communications of Finland Anne Berner and Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure of Estonia Kadri Simson are in a meeting in Helsinki ... More Information

Melbourne Metro Press Release

Melbourne Metro Press Release

HUGE DIGGER AT WORK BENEATH CBD The Metro Tunnel Project has reached another significant construction milestone, with the launch of a massive roadheader machine that has begun creating the huge ... More Information

Tunnelling News

'Hi-tech' tunnelling machine utilised at landmark Scottish Water project in Glasgow

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) has been used to complete the installation of a key part of a new trunk water main ... More Information

Construction of parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel halted after underwater discovery

“It's not unheard of, but it's not every time you go out with a TBM (tunnel boring machine),” he said. The discovery pauses tunneling until February ... More Information

US construction firm bags £169M contract for Ohio overflow sewer

The Northside Interceptor Tunnel (NSIT) project is designed to prevent combined sewer overflows from entering the Cuyahoga River during storms. More Information

Drone video shows Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion progress

VDOT officials provided drone footage from June showing the progress on the project. Check out how the work is progressing in the video above... More Information

Go Ahead for 68 Mile Hyperloop Tunnel but "Public Transit" element remains a "Concept"

The Boring Company's planned expansion for the Loop has received approval from the Las Vegas Council. The initial plan for the Vegas Loop was only for 51 stations and 29 miles... More Information

Cleveland's $3B Project Clean Lake Features Large-Scale Storage Tunnels

Designed to reduce pollution in Lake Erie by four billion gallons per year, Project Clean Lake is a 25-year plan being overseen by Cleveland's Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District ... More Information

North-South Corridor: Torrens to Darlington section

The Australian and South Australian governments are delivering the final and most complex section of the North-South Corridor... More Information

HS2 TBMs complete three quarters of Chiltern tunnels

The two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) delivering the longest tunnels on the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway have passed the three quarters mark. More Information

Main tunnelling at Silvertown Tunnel now complete, photos reveal

It can be revealed that both boreholes of the Silvertown Tunnel are now complete, after a Green politician spotted the tunnel boring machine on the north bank of the Thame... More Information

Breakthrough in evacuation route of Nepal's first tunnel project achieved

The Nagdhunga-Sisnekhola tunnel, the first-ever road tunnel construction project in Nepal, made a major breakthrough in the construction of the ... More Information

Dubai seeks firms for $22bn tunnels project

Dubai Municipality has invited firms to express interest by 11 August in bidding for the contract to provide project management consultancy for deep tunnels and sewage treatment plants ... More Information

Al Fateh Highway tunnel in Bahrain set to open partially

A tunnel is set to partially open to traffic as part of the multi-million dinar revamp of one the major arterial thoroughfares in the heart of the capital. Work of the project is ... More Information

Campaign launched by Shetland Islanders to construct tunnel links

Residents of the Shetland Islands are hoping to push forward plans to construct subsea tunnels to improve transport across the Scottish islands... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel cut and cover sections progress

Work has ramped up on the cut and cover section at the tunnel's south entrance on the Greenwich peninsula, since the arrival of tunnel boring machine. More Information


Tunnel-boring machines (TBMs) have emerged as the safest tunneling method in a context of technological advances in geotechnical engineering, ... More Information

Vizhinjam railway tunnel, third longest tunnel in country, to adopt Austrian tunnelling method

Instead of using the expensive tunnel boring machine (TBM), Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited (VISL) which is implementing the Vizhinjam ... More Information

Wynn is 'making progress' on underground connection to Convention Center

Wynn Las Vegas announced that the Boring Company's Prufrock-2 tunnel boring machine has surfaced at the resort, completing construction on a ... More Information

HS2 Launches Procurement Process for Automated People Mover

A tunnelling milestone for HS2: the tunnel boring machine Dorothy has broken through on the second bore of the Long Itchington Wood tunnel. Siemens ... More Information

Future of Tunnelling | Four High Speed 2 twin bores progressing well despite challenges

Work on High Speed 2's Euston Tunnel construction might have halted, but the construction of the other twin bore tunnels for the project is ... More Information

Afcons Achieves Another Breakthrough with TBM Sudarshan 8.1 at Begumpul RRTS Station

Afcons Infrastructure reaches a significant milestone with the second tunnel breakthrough of Tunnel Boring Machine S88 in Package 8 of the ... More Information

Skanska completes £1.4bn Los Angeles light rail project

The project consisted of a 1.76km long, 6.4m diameter tunnel excavated using a Herrenknecht tunnel boring machine between Union station and the ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine 'MudHoney' reaches destination in Wallingford

SEATTLE — MudHoney, an 18-foot diameter tunnel boring machine, finished its journey in Seattle from Ballard to Wallingford on Monday... More Information

Longest Victorian road tunnels take shape for North East Link project

The Victorian government says North East Link tunnels are now well ... new 6.5 kilometre road tunnels, with two massive tunnel boring machines to ... More Information

By mid-2024, Mumbai-Pune Expressway will have world's widest tunnels

For the tunnels, controlled blasting has been used instead of tunnel boring machines (TBMs), due to the Austrian blasting method's superior speed ... More Information

New funding secured for research into Morocco-Spain underwater rail tunnel

The Europe-Africa Gibraltar Strait fixed link project would amount to the construction of an underwater tunnel housing a high-speed rail link. More Information

Progress on HS2’s Copthall Green Tunnel as Western portal is complete

Engineers working on the HS2 project are celebrating progress as they have completed the western portal of the Copthall Green Tunnel. Located in Hillingdon, the 880m long tunnel structure ... More Information

How India's first underwater metro tunnel was built in record 66 days

India's first underwater metro tunnel is expected to be opened by December this year. It was built about 30 ... World Record in Road Construction. More Information

Gateway Commission Releases Shortlist for $16B Hudson River Tunnel

The commission has said major construction could start as soon as next year, which would put it on track to complete the new tunnel in 2035 and to ... More Information

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Nordhavn Tunnel, Copenhagen's New Infrastructure Marvel

It is constructed by a joint venture between Besix and MT Højgaard. The Nordhavn Tunnel will extend the existing Nordhavnsvej tunnel, ... More Information

Tunnelling teams sought for priority Toronto subway extension project

17 MAY, 2023 BY NIA KAJASTIE The Ontario government has kicked off the procurement process for the construction of the Yonge North Subway Extension tunnels. The Yonge North Subway ... More Information

Work commences on new 1.4km road tunnel in Copenhagen

A ground breaking ceremony has been held for the Nordhavn Tunnel, a new 1.4km road tunnel in central Copenhagen being constructed by a Besix - MT ... More Information

Toronto is building a massive $380 million tunnel spanning over 3 kilometres

Construction of the Fairbank Silverthorn Storm Trunk Sewer System project surpassed a key milestone on Monday, when a tunnel boring machine was ... More Information

TBM breakthrough on Grand Paris Express Line 16

Work on Lot 2 of Line 16 of Grand Paris Express metro is now 83% complete, following the breakthrough of a tunnel boring machine (TBM) at Sevran... More Information

The Largest Inner City Tunnel In Greece Is Coming

The extension will include a large tunnel, which will be the largest ... The last section of the route (1 km) will be flat road construction and ... More Information

Elon Musk's Boring Company Just Got the Green Light to Expand Its Las Vegas Tunnel Network

Kirkpatrick was also worried about construction around the airport and wanted to make sure the company had obtained the necessary approvals from ... More Information

NYC's $16 Billion Gateway Tunnel Wins Key Access at Hudson Yards

The construction of New York City's new $16.1 billion rail tunnel took a major step forward Tuesday when the commission overseeing ... More Information

India's First Undersea Twin Tunnels

Twin Tunnel Mumbai: More than two years after 35 men and a giant Chinese Tunnel Boring Machine began cutting though complex geological strata, ... More Information

_TBM “Mireille” completes excavation on Line 16 of Grand Paris Express

The breakthrough by TBM "Mireille" completes the first 5.3 kilometres of the tunnel work connecting Chelles with the municipality of Sevran, resulting ... More Information

Elephant & Castle station tunnelling tender launched

Transport for London has kicked off procurement for the tunnelling works ... and civils construction, and stage two involving the station fit-out. More Information